The No. 25 nationally ranked Kent State gymnastics team dramatically upset previously unbeaten No. 19 Central Michigan by a score of 195.525-195.500 on Sunday.
Senior Marie Case led the way for the Golden Flashes with a career-best score of 39.475 in the all-around. Her balance beam score was the difference in the 0.025 point victory.
Nicole Radon set a season high with a score of 9.8 while Chelsea Drooger tied a season best with a score of 9.750.
• The Kent State baseball team was unable to keep the offensive momentum from Saturday as it fell 7-1 in the rubber match to the University of Arizona on Sunday.
After a scoreless first, the Wildcats (2-1) scored in the next two innings to take a 2-0 lead. In the fourth, the Golden Flashes (1-2) looked to rally when Zarley Zalewski doubled home Alex Miklos.
But KSU did not have a base runner advance past second base for the remainder of the game.
As a team, the Flashes recorded just four hits and were led by a 2-for-4 performance by Zalewski.
Sawyer Polen and Jon Wilson each had singles for Kent State.
For the host Wildcats, pitcher Cody Hamlin went seven strong innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out seven. Tyger Talley finished the final two innings with shutout baseball.
• The University of Akron baseball team, meanwhile, dropped two games to open the season against Winthrop.
In game one of the doubleheader, the Zips fell 6-5 on a walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th inning. In the second game, the Zips were beaten 6-2.
Though UA scored in the top of the first inning of game one thanks to a Brady Stewart RBI single, the Zips needed to score twice in the top of the seventh to force the game into extra innings.
Trailing 5-3, Matt Rembielak and James Sheltrown took advantage of sloppy Winthrop defense to drive in the tying runs.
In game two, Kris Simonton and Joey Havrilak each had two hits, but the Zips could not overcome a three-run second inning by the hosts.
Hudson High School graduate Laura Mummey scored a game-high 19 points to lead Case Western Reserve University to a 67-62 victory over Emory.